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GH's Tequan Richmond Cast In Major Role in New Showtime Drama Pilot!

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While TJ has been in story of late on General Hospital, now comes news that actor Tequan Richmond has been in cast in a very promising pilot for a new series for Showtime!

According to Deadline, the untitled hourlong drama is described as a relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age story of a young African-American male in which just growing up can be a matter of life and death.  The pilot will film in Chicago later this year.

Tequan will play Emmett, an attractive, young African-American teen who believes his sexual prowess is what defines him. But there are consequences, as he has fathered three children by three different women. However, his attitude about what it means to be a man will be challenged when he’s forced to raise one.

Under the Dome’s Aisha Hines will play the role of is Jada, Emmett’s young, single mother. Jada is strong, smart, a survivor, with a surprising mix of honesty, anger, humor and love.

What do you think of Tequan’s new role?  Share your thoughts below!

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Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Maybe that means he is FINALLY leaving and we can be rid of TJ for good! The character never clicked, and I never felt the role should’ve been recast in the first place; it shouldn’t been written out forever ago.

davlestev1
davlestev1

I say YAY to cable for this…I want NUDE scenes…WOOHOOOOOO

SZima
SZima

I’m with you Scott. The TJ character is not needed. I think Tequan is talented and I’m happy for him getting this opportunity, but I’ve never cared for TJ.

RE: the new character he’s playing…
The kid is 22 years old in real life) and he’s fathered 3 kids with 3 women? Has a young, angry, single mother? Really?

Stereotyping much?

rebecca1
rebecca1

I like this kid. Great opportunity for him. I would, though, be disappointed if he was recast on GH. His character seems to be regretting more airtime and he’s so likeable! Be interesting to see him on Showtime’s

rebecca1
rebecca1

Auto correct needs spell check! Getting more airtime…not regretting! And…interesting to see him in such a different role…He plays such an innocent on GH.

elm51
elm51

i am so happy for tequan – i have watched him since he was on everybody hates chris – i hope the pilot get picked up…………………….

su0000
su0000

Tequan is very talented, he will go far.
It is a very good and exciting for him to spread his wings and fly..
GH is a nation of excellent talent, the best actors by far.
I can understand how some have been offered to move on and out of a soap into the big time.

I hope he will stay on with GH as recurring.

Reagan
Reagan

I know this is great news for the actor but I hate to see him off of GH. I’m glad they have been using him more. Hope he doesn’t get written off via being killed.

Virginia
Virginia

I agree w/suOOOO & Reagan. Let’s keep our fingers crossed

Paul
Paul

I wish the actor the best. However, I hope this signals the end of the TJ character. There are many more interesting characters that have been sidelined and the actors moved to recurring while this character remained with nothing interesting to do or say.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Fathered 3 children by 3 different women…hmm…did someone read my nephews bio…lol

su0000
su0000

Jinh !
You are living in a soap opera!
howzit goin in there ??

Timmm
Timmm

I didnt know he played in the NFL!

aria
aria

isn’t he a contract player on GH? he must have an out if he gets a pilot or something it just doesn’t make sense for contract players to try an book other tv shows unless its like a guest starting role, but lead on a pontential show? oh well, its not like the show utilize him a lot, like always the show under utilize him while he was on contract, so good for him…

Timmm
Timmm

No way was he on contract!

Fanny
Fanny

Nooooooooooooooooo way!

Aria
Aria

Way, his face appears in opening credits and only contract players appear!

Shay
Shay

Timmm….You wouldn’t believe some of the GH players on contract! Many are real headscratchers….hardly star material. Check out the list on IMDb

Chrystie Delancey
Chrystie Delancey

Good for him! Get out before the casting couch is full of ex-soap stars.

Belle
Belle

T.J.’s character is growing on me. However, I never understood how he hated his mother because she’s been undercover ; yet, he’s crazy about Sonny! Help me understand that reasoning.

Timmm
Timmm

Good luck. Now moving on. Perfect time to recast and age TJ.

Fanny
Fanny

Exactly…

Tony
Tony

I’m glad that he’s getting a lead role in a new series but I hope that ABC doesn’t kill him off of GH. I think he’s good for the show, myself. One character, however, that I never thought worked out was the character of, “Rafe”, who ABC seemed to kill off pretty quickly.

And, I was watching GH this afternoon during a hospital scene with “Carly” & “Sonny” and he actually made a blooper during the scene! He’s supposed to be totally out of it and heavily medicated since he got “shot”, right? Well, this afternoon Carly was talking to his character and, honestly, I saw him blink his eyes when he’s supposed to be acting like he’s in a coma or heavily medicated.

My Mom/Dad & I all thought that was kinda funny. LOL!

Speaking of “bloopers” & “blooper reels”, I really miss shows like that on television these days….

tlove
tlove

Possibly a recast for TJ (aged). I thought i read somewhere that he was in his twenties. However info came from soap twitter so I don’t know how reliable any news would be. Either some kin to Val or Jordan?

Leading lady- hmmm Sam? Wishful thinking on my part
Elizabeth has her hands and arms full. Not Carly. I don’t see him being for Anna.
Is Sonny going to be bitter and push Carly away if he is indeed going to be paralyzed? Maybe Carly but her go to has always been Sonny when shes afraid or excited. So again not Carly.
Is Hayden considered a leading lady? Don’t know what the Writers have in store once she learns Nik tried to kill her? But i want her with Nik in spite of it. They could laugh about it over coffee after they get married. Private joke between married ppl.

CeeCee
CeeCee

You gave me a great idea…
Could be a Quartermaine about whom no one is aware. Is that possible? Justus Ward’s son? Perhaps he’a half brother of Valerie, tlove. That is, if Patricia had Valerie with Justus…hey, big mystery-story could come out of this, yes?

tlove
tlove

Yes. That is possible. It will tie Valerie in more to PC. Bringing in the extended Quatarmaine family-i believe i read somewhere that they were doing that?

CeeCee
CeeCee

@tlove.
Hi,
I haven’t read that anywhere…it may be true. But a few months ago, when Valerie joined the cast, we were all speculating what the motive for Valerie staying on was; and, to whom she could be connected, that is, what core family. I believe Rose and I had a discussion on this very subject, that is Valerie’s paternity. Rose had proposed that Patricia could have had Valerie with Justus. So, that possibility never left my mind.

janet
janet

How he gets killed. jumps in front of Sonny, maybe Michael will get his head examined and remember why he took Avery away from the danger that’s living with the mob. before anyone gets the idea I mean the actor. I mean the character. I feel for Jordan but maybe he could jump in front of her instead .A bullet meant for Sonny. Good Luck Tequan. He can act.

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This week General Hospital viewers should be on the lookout for a heavenly visit, or vision of Kiki Jerome (Hayley Erin), as her mother, Ava (Maura West) looks to finally make contact with the daughter she so desperately wants to make peace with from the great beyond!

And with that, Daytime Emmy-winner Hayley Erin will reprise her role and share scenes with her former on-screen mom, Maura West.

Erin exited GH in early 2019, when she joined the cast of Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists on Freeform in which she currently plays the role of Taylor Hotchkiss.

EW.com broke the news with first look photos of Erin’s return here.

Hayley tweeted a photo of herself in front of the General Hospital sign at their set with the words, “Surprise, Surprise”

Are you glad to know that there will be some heavy emotional payoff and scenes between GH’s Ava and her late daughter Kiki? Comment below.

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Knight, who played Pine Valley’s Tad Martin on and off from 1982 to 2011 on ABC’s All My Children, will begin taping scenes soon when GH returns from its mid-summer production break.

As to who will Michael play? That is being kept under-wraps.  But Knight’s new GH castmate and his former AMC castmate, James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) enthused on the announcement: “I am thrilled, are you kidding me? I love that guy. He’s excited, too; it’s been a while for him. It’s going to be really fun to have him on my turf. I would love to share scenes with him.”

Soap viewers last saw Knight in his role as Dr Simon Neville on The Young and the Restless back in 2015.

So who do you think Michael will play on the GH canvas?  Could he reprise Tad but in Port Charles, since ABC has the rights now to the characters from AMC and OLTL? Stay tuned.

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